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“Amazing Cheese & Inspiring Story” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Shtayburne Farm

Shtayburne Farm
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Ephrata, Pennsylvania
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58 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Amazing Cheese & Inspiring Story”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2014

We took a day trip to Watkins Glen and Seneca Lake and visited Shtayburne Farm. We are so glad we did as this was the highlight of our day! Shtayburne has incredible hand-crafted cheeses made from milk from their small dairy farm. All of the cheeses can be sampled in a nice little wood-paneled country store.

I was also privileged to talk to Lorin Hostetler, the owner of Shtayburne and spent at least 30 minutes chatting and sharing stories. Our family is launching a farm-to-table creamery near Ephrata, PA called Fox Meadows Creamery (www.FoxMeadowsCreamery.com) so it was fun talking with a like-minded individual. Another plus with Shtayburne is the great location; the farm has a great view of the Seneca Lake! The store is located 5-10 minutes from Watkins Glen and can be conveniently accessed from Route 14.

Visited June 2014
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Lyons Falls, New York
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163 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Good”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014

We stopped here to get some cheese as it was recommended. The people were very nice and the cheese was good. I would definitely stop by again when traveling through that area.

Visited July 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
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20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Good Local Cheese”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2014

The Shtayburne Farms gift shop was a nice stop after spending the earlier parts of the day in wine tastings. They have samples of all (as far as I could tell) of their cheeses which were by and large very good. We left with some cheese curds and cheddar. Could have been interesting to have a short tour or other information about the farm but there was not any as far as I could tell.

Visited July 2014
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Farmington, Connecticut
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272 reviews
96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Fantastic Cheese felt like we left with it all”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2014

We stopped into this farm to check out the cheese along our trip down the lake. We were greeted with the smells of a farm, you know it is fresh! The young lady inside was so nice and provided us with many samples to try of all of their cheeses. We loved them all, we picked up many packs to bring home. The one suggestion would be to offer for purchase cold bags with cold packs because when it is warm out it is hard to keep the cheese from melting. We will be back if we are in the area.

Visited May 2014
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North, South Carolina
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564 reviews
200 attraction reviews
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“Variety of samples - yum!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2014

A wide range of samples and all good. Worth stopping for some to go with all that wine. We had a few tastes and boght some for later. Very good and worth a return visit.

Visited May 2014
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